NDAA Announces Newest Board Members

May 15, 2020

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Notre Dame Alumni Association has announced the addition of its newest board members, with the newly selected representatives set to take office July 1.

The Board of Directors selected Sean O’Reilly ’94 as its next president-elect. He will serve in the role for one year as current president-elect Kevin Buckley ’79 assumes the presidency.

The association also announced the following additions to the Board of Directors: Dan McCabe '04, '05 M.S. (Central Region), Anne Fink Roy '81 (Florida Region), Michael F. Brooker '80 (Mid-Atlantic Region), Jack Moore ’14 (Pacific Northwest Region), Guenevierre Panopio ’11 (Asia Pacific Region), Frank D. Byrne, M.D. ’74 (Alumni At-Large), Sheila O'Brien '77, '80 J.D. (Alumni At-Large), Stephen Smith ’01, ’16 MBA (Alumni At-Large), Tony Nelson (Non-Alumni At-Large), Shelly Williams ’07 (Black Alumni), Veronica Alonzo '97 (Hispanic Alumni), Karen Dehais ’85 (ND Women Connect), Dan Kimball ’68 (Senior Alumni), and Amy Porter '14 (Young Alumni).

Buckley, from Richmond, Virginia, will step into the presidency after a year as president-elect and brings with him a wealth of board and leadership experience. A past president of the Notre Dame Club of Richmond, he helped significantly increase membership and student scholarship assistance, established a Senior Alumni chapter, and instituted a program to support local ACE program teachers. A partner at the law firm of Hunton Andrews Kurth, he has served in several church and community leadership positions, including as chair of the Diocesan School Board for the Diocese of Richmond. Buckley and his wife, Amanda ’81, are the parents of four adult children, including Notre Dame graduates Austin ’06 and Erin ’08.

O’Reilly, a native of New Jersey and former resident of Grace Hall, earned his B.B.A. in Finance and Business Economics while attending Notre Dame on an ROTC scholarship.  He earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Sean began his career as an officer in the U.S. Army, and has gone on to hold a variety of executive roles in marketing and operations for industry leaders Leo Burnett, USAA, and J.P. Morgan Chase, and he is currently the Chief Growth Officer at FIMC. O’Reilly and his wife, Sara '98, reside outside Philadelphia in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, and cheer on the Fighting Irish with their four children Maureen, Bridget, Delaney, and Patrick.

The Board of Directors represents Notre Dame alumni and friends from various regions and groups, interacting with the University administration and advising the Alumni Association. 

Click here for bios of all new Alumni Association board members.


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